If a friend and I go out to eat, we might "go dutch," meaning we may each pay for our individual portion of the bill.
‘going dutch’ and 4 other phrases that commemorate the dutch in all their glory
Going Dutch. When each person typically in a dating scenario pays for their own meal.
Becky: Did he pay for your meal? Linda : No, we both decided we were going Dutch.
In dating, when both parties pay for their own billsthus effectively dispelling the double-standard where men are always expected to pay. The phrase " going Dutch " probably originates from Dutch etiquette. In the Netherlands, it is not unusual to pay separately when dating. The Dutch were already internationally known as scrooges, and English rivalry with The Netherlands especially during the period of the Anglo-Dutch Wars gave rise to several phrases including Dutch that promote certain negative stereotypes.
Examples include Dutch courage, Dutch uncle and Dutch wife. The particular stereotype associated with this usage is the idea of Dutch people as ungregarious and selfish.
In Spain, "going Dutch" is attributed to Catalans, due to a stereotype that they are greedy. A stereotypical non-Catalan Spaniard would compete to invite the group. In Italy, the expression pagare alla romana can be translated as: "To pay like people of Rome" or "to pay like they do in Rome".
It has the same meaning as "going Dutch". Curiously, in South American countries exist the Spanish phrase pagar a la americana literally "To pay American style" which refers to a treat attributed to North Americans or Canadians. Last night I had no moneybut fortunately we didn't go Dutch and my friend treated me.
Go Dutch. When you go an a date and everyone pays separately.
Meaning of “go dutch”
Stephanie: I only have enough for my meal. Natalia : Yeah so do I. Christopher: I am not paying for anyone's food.
When two partners on a date choose to pay their own respective portions of the bill instead of the man paying for it all. I saved twenty dollars by going dutch with Christine to the club. When a couple go on a datethey pay their own bills.
This is easier on the male, because men are usually expected to pay for all bills.